A group exhibition juried by Mark Dion
On View: May 20–June 19, 2021
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Friday, 4–7 PM; Saturday, 1–4 PM
Gallery 263 is thrilled to announce FLORA. This show presents the work of 50 artists from across the United States whose art evokes the wonder of plants or questions preconceived notions about them. Enlisting photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, video, and installation, these artists envision and observe the role of flora in raising awareness of planetary change, considering the human condition, and making a connection with the natural world. FLORA is juried by artist Mark Dion.
Utilizing the languages of queer theory and queer ecology, Brian Smith’s sculpture, Figgot Tree!, is situated within a tradition that seeks to identify ways to connect with the non-human world. Artist J.E. Paterak illuminates the delicacy within our ecological and geological timescale by observing and painting weeds, such as in Portrait of an Enduring Orange. In Reliquary For The American Pastime, Lee Kennedy’s sculpture features old baseballs collected from the outskirts of abandoned ball fields. Over time, these baseballs shed their leather skins, fused with the land, and offered themselves as a breeding ground for mosses and other small vegetation. In FLORA, the botanical world serves as both material and muse.
Amanada Surveski, Barbara Rugg Diehl, Brian Smith, Brigitte Grover, Brooke Bailey, Danielle Pratt, Danielle Schlunegger-Warner, Dena Haden, Emily H. Phillips, Emily Ritter, Emmaline Payette, Heimir Björgúlfsson, J.E. Paterak, Jacqueline Foss, James Labeck, Jenny Casey, Jennifer Scheuer, Joel Moskowitz, John Slepian, Julia Dixon, Kally Malcom, Karly Anderson, Kathleen Kneeland, Katie Garth, Katrina Ellis, Kim Blodgett, Kimberly Largey, Kit Curry, Kristine Roan, Lee Kennedy, Lena McCarthy, Leslie Schomp, Madge Evers, Maeve Leslie, Mary Dondero, Mary Jameson, Mary O’Malley, Maxine Schoefer-Wulf, Megan Chiango, Mia Fabrizio, Morgan Tartakoff, Patty Hudak, Rebecca Schnopp, Rebecca McGee Tuck, Renee Robbins, Sally Chapman, Sasha Stiles, Sue Hammerland, Theresa Gooby, Whitney River
Banner image: Corn Study by Julia Dixon